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#CareNotCops Rally on June 1 Draws Hundreds to Protest University of Chicago Police, Demand Mental Health Funding

CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—June 1, 2018
Contact: Abby Brockman
In April, University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) officers shot a student experiencing a mental health crisis, needlessly escalating the situation and endangering his life. The student, Charles Thomas, had previously sought services from the University Student Counseling Service (SCS), but was referred out due to lack of adequate resources.

On June 1, 2018, during the University’s Alumni Weekend, a coalition of University students, alumni, and community organizations will launch Camp #CareNotCops, a two-day overnight occupation and block party to oppose the UCPD’s . . .

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